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2017 Youth Crisis Service Volunteers Needed

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National Runaway Safeline

3141 N. Lincoln

Chicago, IL 60657

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We are in need of volunteers to help staff our crisis services center for the year 2017.

National Runaway Safeline was established in 1971 to fill a comprehensive crisis intervention need for young people in Chicago. Since then, NRS has grown to a national nonprofit organization that fields 250,000 connections per year. NRS' mission is to keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

1-800-RUNAWAY is a resource for runaway and homeless youth and their families; it’s free, confidential, and provides support and access to resources 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to operate and serve the public, we rely on volunteer staff to operate our crisis call center. This includes fielding incoming phone calls, emails, live chat and monitoring our virtual bulletin board.

The next volunteer orientation events are

September 25th 6pm-8pm

October 7th 9am-11am

October 9th 6pm-8pm

November 1st 6pm-8pm

November 4th 9am-11am

November 28th 6pm-8pm

Orientation sessions are mandatory for those who are interested in the training. In order to be considered for a volunteer position, you must be at least 16 years of age and living in the Chicagoland area. Free pizza and snacks will be served.

The orientation includes an introduction to runaway and homeless youth issues, our history, values, internship and work-study opportunities, and expectations. A personal interview with one of our staff will follow the orientation immediately afterwards. Before taking their first call, each “liner” must complete a 40-hour training program including classroom and experiential training.

More than 130 volunteers serve as NRS’ lifeblood. Thank you for considering joining our team.

***Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, as there are limited seats available.***

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